A wireless speaker with lights – what’s not to love?
The Creative Halo is portable that every partygoer should own – why? It’s one of the few speakers that include a front panel that can put on a multi-colored light show, no kidding. The built-in lights are customizable using an app, and you can always turn them off if you don’t like it (but why else would you buy this right?).
The Creative Halo features dual full-range drivers along with a passive woofer to deliver bass. It also has an integrated microphone so you can also use it as a speakerphone.
The Creative Halo has a 3.5 mm audio jack from behind, with the playback controls located on top. The internal battery charges via the micro USB port and promises to deliver more than 8 hours of playback, though in our tests it didn’t really quite reached that number (more on the later).
Design-wise, the Creative Halo has all its lights placed on the outer rim that should blend well when you play music. The rest of the speaker is covered in a mesh fabric – but the somewhat rugged looks of the Creative Halo may have you believe that this speaker is waterproof. It isn’t, so take note of that before bringing it out to pool parties.
On the performance side, the Creative Halo did a decent job for the sound output. I paired it using Bluetooth on my iPhone and it immediately connected without any hassles. Mid and highs are clear, though my only complaint is that the bass could be better, or in this case, deeper.
The lightshow does its job, offering different ways for you to enjoy it while listening to your tunes – the only downside is that the more you use the lights, the bigger impact it would have on your battery life. While the Creative Halo promises 8 hours of continuous playback, a lesser time is expected if you’re using it with the lights on.
Overall, the Creative Halo still shines. Costing 314 AED, it’s one of the inexpensive portable wireless speakers out there that does the job.
+ Decent light show feature
– Battery life is average
– Bass could be better
Final Rating: 3.5/5